Leaderboard

PositionAvatarUsernamePointsRankAchievementsQuests
1Sean Tierney5900Nomad Level IIKnow it all IconSpace Cowboy IconThrowin’ Down IconNavigator IconLight it up IconCelebrity IconEngaged IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconBaller IconNone
2jeff abercrombie5470Nomad Level IIYou’ve got heart! IconSpace Cowboy IconThrowin’ Down IconLight it up IconHeavy Lifter IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
3Don Henderson2400Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconGold Star IconEdison IconNone
4Richard Duplain2330Nomad in trainingNavigator IconHeavy Lifter IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
5Dong Trinh2250Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down IconEngaged IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
6Debbie Jae2200Nomad in trainingNavigator IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
7Ruben Rosado1990Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down IconWorld Traveler Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
8Suzanne Price1520Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
9Whitney Bateson1520Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down IconNavigator Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
10Joey Karam1440Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
11Paul First1420Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
12Cindy Clough1410Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
13Alyssa Gantt1410Nomad in trainingThrowin’ Down Icon3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
14Katie Ball1240Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
15Paula Suda830Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
16Michael Frye830Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
17Michael Frye580Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconEdison IconNone
18dan tahany370Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
19Jose Godoy350Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
20Chris Schwartze350Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconYou’re on the map! IconNone
21Nick Fico300Nomad in training3 Day Login Streak IconNone
22Luis Pimentel130Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
23Vishal Agarwala130Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
24Michael Frye110Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
25Michael Thelin110Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
26Taylor Enfinger110Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
27Mark Stratis90Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
28Tara Kaestner90Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
29Shawn Murrey70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
30Gareth Everson70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
31Tighe O'connor70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
32toto tartou70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
33Amy Marchesi70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
34Erica Lurie70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
35Bryan Howard70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
36Nina Marques70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
37Lindsey Andrews70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
38Amber Booher70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
39Carl Burnham70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
40Cher Chang70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
41Karolina Frydrych70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
42Nikki Price70Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
43Bryan Kirch50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
44Nathalie Cass50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
45Chase Baldocchi50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
46Sebastian Leder50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
47Adam Francisco50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
48Jordan Carroll50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
49Gracefully Expat50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
50Isabella Weidlich50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
51Alexander Harling50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
52Helen Simkins50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
53Dominick Cabal50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
54Bill Nugget50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
55Gavin Elster50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
56Michelle Mangen50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
57Google Adwords50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
58Lyle Elkins50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
59Alexis Snelling50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
60Chris Womack50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
61FOW Admin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
62Daniel Kern50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
63Aurelie PONS50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
64Andrew Euston50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
65kevin tither50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
66Kate Smith50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
67Matt Bowles50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
68Shannon Rentner50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
69Stefanie Bauer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
70Oli Nold50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
71Leah Whetstone50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
72Zeke Daniels-Shpall50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
73Janet Rouss50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
74felipe valdes50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
75Kevin Pham50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
76Irene Gomez50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
77You Tube50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
78Sharon Elschot50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
79Noah Diamond50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
80Caroline Quincy50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
81Natalie Gibson50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
82Anthony Payet50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
83Christa Bella50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
84Andrew Brewer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
85Carly Clem50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
86A Rehlinger50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
87Christy Renee50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
88Maria Nicolosi50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
89Carly Clements50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
90Teresa Ornelas50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
91Reisy Abramof50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
92Carolyn Crawley50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
93Donna Jones50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
94Antonio Allen50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
95Stan2 Ooi50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
96ben hart50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
97Susanna Townsend50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
98Poppy Skepper50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
99RAFAEL GUERRA50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
100Rhami Aboud50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
101Bryan Trinh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
102Karin Chazan50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
103Pasha Grigoryev50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
104Enelin Paas50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
105Tess Pili50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
106Kevin Glessner50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
107Carlos Restrepo50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
108Nicole Cruz50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
109Andree Valdry50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
110Andrei Beno50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
111satpreet singh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
112CharlesBey50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
113Marlon kalenda Tshimanga50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
114Sven Hennig50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
115Janice Escobar50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
116Tia Mcnabb50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
117A M50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
118Csilla Major50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
119Lara Penner50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
120Rod Cook50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
121Mr Ed50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
122Kevin Marlatt50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
123Cait Sarazin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
124Daraja Asili50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
125marko50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
126Alex Miller50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
127Genna Contento50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
128Janet Smith50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
129Bryan Trinh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
130jala wildgoose50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
131Jason Trick50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
132Kimberly Kirk50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
133Sara Elgawish50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
134Hunter Pine50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
135Lorraine Cooper50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
136Isa Almy50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
137Chris Peloquin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
138Wan Phi50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
139Shoncy Wible50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
140Kate Shar50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
141Niraj Shah50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
142Noémi Nyevelka50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
143VEDANT AGARWAL50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
144Katherine Sfeir50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
145Kevin Martin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
146Danielle Thompson50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
147King EFE50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
148Eddie Contento50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
149Sam Lepak50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
150Tim Costa50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
151Blade McGunn50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
152Sang D50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
153Alex Melton50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
154Nomad Cruise50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
155Dawn Hagin50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
156Katherine Sfeir50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
157Natalie Beer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
158Jessica Barthel50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
159Michael Midkiff50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
160Bryan Trinh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
161Jordan Carroll50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
162Brian Hennesy50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
163Grace Woodrow50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
164Walker Flynn50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
165Emily Moyer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
166Paige Soucie50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
167Brandon Clift50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
168Daylon Soh50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
169Ryan Jannenga50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
170Sara Truong50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
171Jasmine Michaels50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
172Alex Atanasova50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
173Susan Churchill50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
174andrespineiroc50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
175Bryan Fischer50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
176Benjamin Verhasselt50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
177Corinne Brady50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
178emily zendel50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
179craig vasiloff50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone
180Nathan Johnson50Nomad in trainingYou’re on the map! IconNone


Legend for badges:

The NomadPrep course encourages four fundamental behaviors in its students:

  1. Learn: put in the time to go through each lesson, do the research, ace the quizzes and absorb the information taught.
  2. Prepare: do the work to prepare (namely, complete each homework assignment IRL).
  3. Contribute: participate in the forums. Ask questions and help answer questions of others where you can contribute.
  4. Commit: take definitive baby-steps each day towards putting progressively more skin in the game and ultimately making the leap to go.

The course employs gamification towards promoting these behaviors via rewarding consistency of attendance, quiz scoring, completion of key steps, participation in the forums and other activities. Below are your current achievements, your current rank, a list of all possible attainable achievements and how you can win each (hover over each to see explanation). Your current standings relative to other students taking the course are at the top of the page.

My Achievements

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Badge Icon Badge Name Encourages How to earn Points Why it matters IRL
Heavy Lifter Preparation Complete Banking / Insurance checklist items 100  Knocking out the banking and insurance steps means you’ve gotten some weighty todo’s out of the way.
  Baller Contribution Ask five questions in forums 100 Every time you ask a question you not only get the answer for yourself but leave it preserved for others who follow.
  Edison Award Learning Complete 4 lessons 50 Inertia is everything. If you can make it through the first four days you can likely complete the entire course.
  Celebrity Contribution Reply to 5 forum posts 100 If you know the answer to something you’ve already learned, be a good nomadic citizen and help whomever has your question now.
  Gold Star Learning Get a perfect quiz 100 A perfect quiz means you’ve retained all the material and you’re engaged in the learning process.
  Engaged Contribution Submit blog to RemoteYearBlogs.com 300  Syndicating your own blog posts and reading others via RYBlogs lets you connect more deeply than just following people on Instagram.
  Academic Eggcellence Learning Perfect attendance. 14-day streak of flawless attendance. 200  This means you are diligent with your prep efforts and committed to learning everything you can about being effective before you go.
  Goin’ Platinum Preparation Complete safety / gear / apps checklist items 200  You’ve completed the safety lesson, obtained all the mobile apps and purchased the gear from the gear lesson.
  Big Heart Learning Complete course 700  Completing the course is a major achievement and means you’ve done everything possible to educate yourself.
  Light it up Preparation Complete all Infosec items 250 Keeping a good security posture, having strategies for protecting your data and having redundancy means you’re well ahead of the game in resiliency to the inevitable surprises on the road.
  Navigator Preparation Complete all travel docs and immunization items 100 It’s critical to have all your travel docs and immunizations in order to be able to go.
  You’re on the map Commitment Show up 😉 50 Just starting the course means you’ve taken a definitive step to get better prepared.
  3-day Streak Commitment Log in three days in a row 300  Coming back three days in a row means you have good momentum, and developing that is key to start a long journey.
  Throwin’ Down Commitment Pay program deposit 1000  This means you’ve put major skin in the game and are fully committed to the adventure.
  Space Cowboy Preparation Complete Employment / Living Situation / Vehicle / Phone items 500  Encumbrances can derail the best-laid plans. This means you’ve cleared a bunch of the potential obstacles that would keep you from going.
  Know it all Contribution Reply to 20 questions in forums 300  Answering twenty questions for others is no joke. You are a true contributor and samaritan.
  Enlightened Contribution Ask 20 questions in forums 200  Asking twenty questions means you’ve really put in the time to research and develop good questions not already addressed in the forums. Way to expand your own knowledge while creating a resource for others.
  World Traveler Commitment Book your outbound flight 600  There’s no turning back now… 😉 Booking your flight is the final step in commitment. Bon voyage.